BAN vs SL Match Preview

If you consider the record of Bangladesh players in the last year, you will find Najmul Hossain Shanto leading the batting charts for the team. The left-hander scored 451 runs in the previous year, with an average of 45.10 in his ten innings. Another left-hander doing well is Mominul Haque. He has scored 357 runs from his last ten games in the most extended version of cricket with an excellent average of 51.00. Mominul was among the runs in the first test as well. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 355 runs from his last eight innings with an average of 50.71.

The top bowler for Bangladesh in the last year has been Taijul Islam. He has picked up 29 wickets in this period with an average of 20.20. Mehidy Hasan Miraz has also picked up 17 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 25.47. The left-arm medium pacer Shoriful Islam has also picked up 14 wickets from his last ten games with an average of 24.14. These will be the top bowlers the Sri Lanka team will look at to pick up crucial breakthroughs during a contest. 

A left-hander for Sri Lanka who is leading the batting charts is Dimuth Karunaratne. He has scored 579 runs from his last ten innings with a solid average of 64.33. The Sri Lankan skipper Dhananjaya de Silva hit a hundred in both innings of the first test against Bangladesh. He has also scored 505 runs in his last nine innings for Sri Lanka with an average of 63.12. A right-handed batter, Kusal Mendis, has put together 464 runs from his previous nine innings with an average of 51.55. These are the go-to batters for Sri Lanka in this game.

The top bowler for Sri Lanka last year was Prabhat Jayasuriya. He picked up 34 wickets in the previous year from eleven innings with an average of 29.67. Left-arm medium-fast bowler Vishwa Fernando has also picked up 18 wickets from his last ten innings with an average of 21.94. Another off-break bowler doing well is Ramesh Mendis. He has picked up 17 scalps from his last seven innings. These will be the top bowlers the Sri Lankan management will turn to pick up vital wickets while in the field.

Weather Report

We expect bright and sunny conditions for the first day of the test match. But as the game continues, there is a distinct possibility of getting showers. The temperatures during the test match will hover close to 29 degrees, and cloud cover can be expected at some point in all five test days.

Pitch Report

The track offered at the venue is likely to favor the spinners. Scoring runs on this track will not be easy. The Sri Lankan pacers were too hot to handle for Bangladesh in the first test. But the Lankans also have an excellent spin-bowling attack. You can bet on them to come to the party in this game.

Notable stats

Sri Lanka has an excellent record against Bangladesh in the last five games.

The Sri Lanka team has led the recent head-to-head between these two teams 3-0, with two games ending in a draw.

Dhananjaya de Silva has a top batting average in recent test matches for Sri Lanka.

In his last ten games for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya has been scoring runs with an average of 58.13.

Team News

Rajitha, the destroyer-in-chief for Sri Lanka in the first test, will miss this game due to an injury. But Sri Lankan bowling has sufficient firepower to cope with the absence. Otherwise, there do not seem to be any injury updates available at the moment.

BAN vs SL Probable 11

BAN Playing 11

  • Najmul Hossain Shanto (C)
  • Mahmudul Hasan Joy
  • Mominul Haque
  • Shahadat Hossain
  • Nahid Rana
  • Mehidy Hasan
  • Zakir Hasan
  • Litton Das (Wk)
  • Taijul Islam
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Shakib Al Hasan

SL Playing 11

  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Dhananjaya de Silva (C)
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Kamindu Mendis
  • Kusal Mendis (Wk)
  • Nishan Madushka
  • Dinesh Chandimal
  • Prabath Jayasuriya
  • Asitha Fernando
  • Vishwa Fernando
  • Lahiru Kumara
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

It was not so much a win in the first test, but the way Sri Lanka won the game would send shivers in the Bangladesh camp. They were never allowed a ray of hope throughout the game. It is unlikely that the Bangladesh team will succeed in posing a dramatic comeback in the second test. We will bet with Sri Lankans to win this contest and pocket the series 2-0.

Top Picks

Dhananjaya de Silva: The Sri Lankan skipper has recently been in red-hot form. He hammered hundreds in both innings of the first test.

Ramesh Mendis: This off-break bowler has taken 29 wickets in his last six games. You can bet on him to take vital wickets in this game.

Dimuth Karunaratne: Karunaratne scored 904 runs in his last ten games with an average of 53.18.

Taijul Islam: In his last eight games, Taijul Islam has picked up 37 wickets. He is expected to continue the good work in this game as well.

BAN vs SL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Das , K Mendis

Batters: A Matthews, D Karunaratne, N Hossain Shanto, K Mendis

All-rounders: D de Silva (C), M Haque, M Hasan Miraz (VC)

Bowlers: V Fernando, T Islam

BAN vs SL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction